Making creative cities in the global west: The new polarization and ghettoization in Cleveland, USA, and Glasgow, UK

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Abstract

“Ordinary” cities of the global west currently experience a feverish redevelopment drive to “creativize.” Amid turbulent austerity policies and global economic malaise, growth machines strive to cultivate “a creative city” that refines a previous (pre 2005) “go-entrepreneurial” surge. This chapter deepens our understanding of this drive. At my argument’s core, this creative redevelopment anchors in a new relationalness which has two parts. First, its imposing of an ecology of creativity on the city, led by glittery downtowns, interconnects with the city’s biggest scourges, ghettos, and slums. Second, growth machines serve up the concept “new global times” as the central frame to understand this redevelopment’s importance. The discussion draws on the recent redevelopment experiences of two mid-sized, “ordinary” cities in the global west, Cleveland and Glasgow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInequalities in Creative Cities
Subtitle of host publicationIssues, Approaches, Comparisons
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages107-127
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781349951154
ISBN (Print)9781349951147
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Wilson, D. (2016). Making creative cities in the global west: The new polarization and ghettoization in Cleveland, USA, and Glasgow, UK. In Inequalities in Creative Cities: Issues, Approaches, Comparisons (pp. 107-127). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95115-4_5